What is COVID Reference
COVID Reference is a Medical Textbook about SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19. COVID Reference’s cornerstones are:
- Publish regular updates (download the current Fifth International Edition, PDF, 486pages)
- Translate the textbook into major languages
- Provide daily Top 10 articles
To realize the textbooks and manage the COVID Reference website, none of the parties involved (editors, authors, translators, copy-editors, web designers, web administrators, communication staff, publishing house, etc.) has received any support from third parties.
COVID Reference is free because we want it to be free.
Where do we come from
Our personal background goes back to the early 90ies when we started publishing a yearly updated textbook about HIV and AIDS. Since then, the original German version has been re-edited 25 times (https://www.hivbuch.de, >700 pages), interspersed with several English translations (https://www.hivbook.com).
On February 11, 2020, we added a COVID-19 page to our weekly Amedeo Medical Literature Service (https://amedeo.com/medicine/cov.htm).
On March 29, 2020, we published the first edition of COVID Reference (see the Preface to the first edition).
Where will we go
Every day, we present the Top 10 papers of the day.
We will publish updated editions at regular, hopefully bi-monthly intervals.
We will translate COVID Reference into even more languages.
COVID Reference aims at intensifying the information exchange about SARS-CoV-2 and helping to reduce its health impact. We hope to return soon to a more normal way of life. Be part of it!
We also speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German. Please feel free to communicate comments and suggestions in any of these languages.
Our contact emails will change regularly. Whenever you want to recontact us, please check this page first.